• Film Archives for the Future: Training Programme

    Yorkshire Film Archive are delighted to announce an award from Creative Skillset to deliver ‘Film Archives for the Future’ - a new programme of training and CPD events for the film heritage sector.  The programme focusses on organisational development at a time of huge change for the sector as it steps up to meet the challenges – and opportunities – of transition from analogue to digital operations.

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  • A sunny sojourn in Scarborough

    It's a bank holiday - time for a well-deserved rest at the seaside?  After a dismal day of domestic disharmony, the frazzled 1950s housewife, who stars in this wonderful promo film for Wallace Arnold, certainly thought so. So, pack your cossie and sun hat (or knotted hanky) and join Joan as she heads by coach to Scarborough, with a couple of quick pitstops in York and Thornton-le-Dale en route.

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  • The 70th Anniversary of V.E. Day

    To commemorate the 70th anniversary of V.E. Day, YFA have added three new films, which capture the celebrations that took place across Yorkshire, to our online catalogue.

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  • Tour de Yorkshire

    Friday 1st May saw the start of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire, with riders from all over the world taking part! To mark the occasion, we searched through our collections and chose a selection of great films made in some of the places that the riders passed through.   

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YFA Selects

1978
1485
This is a documentary film showing the traditional taking down, re-painting and putting back up, of the maypole in the centre of...
1959
1414
In his film The East Riding, filmmaker A.R. Smith focuses on the industrial landscape of the Riding including the agriculture and...
1957
985
This film records the work of a local grocery store in Market Weighton.  The film was made by the owner of the store. ...

YFA Innovations

  • Memory Bank is an award-winning series of innovative DVD resource packs using archive films to bring past events and experiences to life, prompting stories and memories to share and enjoy. Great for reminiscence, memory and life story work, for older people and those with...

  • Every week, Yorkshire's film heritage is brought to life thanks to our exciting new web application, featuring footage from major events and magic moments in days gone by. The Yorkshire Calendar already features on a number of Yorkshire websites, and could appear on yours...

  • Family Film Tree is an interactive genealogy website under development by YFA.  Search hundreds of archive film clips to illustrate how generations of your family lived, worked, and played throughout the 20th Century.